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  • North Carolina women lead immigrant outreach

    September 4 2018 by Liz Tablazon, BR Staff Writer | with 0 comments
    North Carolina women lead immigrant outreach

    Two North Carolina Baptist women have established relationships with Yemeni families in the state – the first known instance of N.C. Baptists engaging this unreached people group after four years of prayer, Zac Lyons told the Biblical Recorder July 5. Lyons said there are only 35 known believers in northern Yemen.

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  • Multifamily housing spurs mission strategy

    September 4 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Multifamily housing spurs mission strategy

    The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina initiated a strategy last year to help churches engage a mission field that is estimated to be 95 percent unchurched. The targeted group, said to number in the millions, includes people from all over the world who span the economic spectrum. 

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  • Annual Church Profile: More churches report; baptisms decline

    June 8 2016 by Carol Pipes, Lifeway Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Annual Church Profile: More churches report; baptisms decline

    Southern Baptists may find cause for hope in the latest Annual Church Profile report. The Southern Baptist Convention added more churches in 2015, due mostly to church planting efforts. Churches also experienced an increase in total giving. However, other key measures declined including membership, average worship attendance, baptisms and missions giving.

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  • Engaging Muslims, refugees with ‘gospel love’ addressed

    April 7 2016 by SBTS communications | with 0 comments
    Engaging Muslims, refugees with ‘gospel love’ addressed

    In order to fulfill the Great Commission, the church must learn how to teach and make disciples of the 1.6 million Muslims around the world, doing away with cultural fear and embracing them with gospel love, said Southern Baptist leaders during the Great Commission Summit at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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  • Great Commission Partnerships offer N.C. Baptists many opportunities

    November 17 2015 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Great Commission Partnerships offer N.C. Baptists many opportunities

    North Carolina Baptists contribute significantly to the Send North America cities they partner with through the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s Office of Great Commission Partnerships. “By far, North Carolina is our most prolific partner,” said John Ramirez, associate executive director for Metropolitan New York Baptist Association.

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  • Great Commission Advance ‘imperative,’ Page says

    September 23 2015 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Great Commission Advance ‘imperative,’ Page says

    The needs are “glaringly obvious in our 21st-century world,” Frank S. Page said in setting forth a Great Commission Advance 10-year initiative among Southern Baptists. The 10-year emphasis, focussing on the Cooperative Program, church plants and theological education, will culminate with the 100th anniversary of the Cooperative Program’s founding in 1925.

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  • GCR after 5 years: ‘satisfied’ but still challenges

    August 12 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    GCR after 5 years: ‘satisfied’ but still challenges

    Five years after the Southern Baptist Convention’s Great Commission Task Force (GCTF) called for a “Great Commission Resurgence,” Baptist leaders say the GCTF’s recommendations have contributed to a renewed focus on missions and the reversal of a 30-year decline in Cooperative Program giving as a percentage of churches’ undesignated receipts.

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  • David Platt to Baptist editors: ‘5 desires’ for IMB

    February 11 2015 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    David Platt to Baptist editors: ‘5 desires’ for IMB

    Platt, speaking to editors of Baptist state papers Feb. 10, listed five desires that are key to him at the six-month point of his leadership of Southern Baptists’ overseas missions initiatives. “I am in this role,” he said, “because I believe ... in the unique stewardship that God …

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  • Laser engineer connects with S. Asians

    November 25 2014 by Don Graham, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Laser engineer connects with S. Asians

    Walt Tucker is an MIT grad who is as comfortable starting house churches as he is building lasers to protect aircraft from heat-seeking missiles. Tucker moved to the Raleigh-Durham with his wife Katie after a mission trip to India made it clear God was calling the couple to reach South Asians.

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  • Motivating, mobilizing churches addressed

    June 25 2014 by Keith Collier, SWBTS/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Motivating, mobilizing churches addressed

    The advancement of the Great Commission will never be accelerated without Christians engaging in personal evangelism, Southern Baptist Convention president Ronnie Floyd said during an evangelism panel discussion at the SBC annual meeting in Baltimore.

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  • Pastors say disciple-making is God’s plan

    December 19 2013 by C. Walter Overman, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Pastors say disciple-making is God’s plan

    Robert Hernandez, pastor of El Centro Del Señor church in Cullowhee and Casa de Dios church in Canton, believes that disciple-making is essential to the Christian life. But this process takes time, patience and obedience to Jesus.

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  • Family reorients life to invest in neighbors

    September 24 2013 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Family reorients life to invest in neighbors

    At a conference hosted by Embrace Women's Missions and Ministry, Brandie Upshaw shared what God taught her about home evangelism and sharing Christ in the neighborhood.

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  • Office of GCP celebrates anniversary, relationships

    September 23 2013 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Office of GCP celebrates anniversary, relationships

    Now, through the Office of Great Commission Partnerships, North Carolina Baptists are engaging in long-term partnerships in some of the most strategic and unreached areas of the nation and world.

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  • Akin challenges ‘Great Commission Baptists’ to step forward

    June 17 2013 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications | with 0 comments

    Delivering the Convention sermon during this year’s Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Houston, Texas, Daniel Akin urged Southern Baptists to never lose sight of the centrality of Jesus Christ. An issue at stake, he shared, is whether or not Southern Baptists will truly live as Great Commission Baptists. 

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  • Great Commission moment is now, IMB’s Elliff tells trustees

    May 23 2013 by Don Graham, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Great Commission moment is now, IMB’s Elliff tells trustees

     It’s a question that both haunts and drives Tom Elliff, the kind that sometimes wakes him in the middle of night. But the International Mission Board’s (IMB) president won’t answer it until he dies, stands before the judgment seat of Christ and hears it fall from the lips of his Savior: “What did you do with what I entrusted to you?”

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